Dry-stone Dry"-stone`, a. Constructed of uncemented stone. ``Dry-stone walls.'' --Sir W. Scott.

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  • dry-stone wall — dry stone walls N COUNT A dry stone wall is a wall that has been built by fitting stones together without using any cement. (in AM, use dry wall) …   English dictionary

  • dry-stone wall — n in Britain, a wall built with pieces of stone that are fitted closely together without using ↑cement to hold them in place …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry-stone wall — noun count a wall built from pieces of stone that fit together without MORTAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry-stone wall — noun a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar • Syn: ↑dry wall • Hypernyms: ↑stone wall, ↑dry masonry * * * dry stone wall UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry-stone wall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dry stone wall : singular dry stone wall plural dry stone walls a wall built from pieces of stone that fit together without mortar …   English dictionary

  • dry-stone wall — /ˌdraɪ stoʊn ˈwɔl/ (say .druy stohn wawl) noun a rubble or stone wall built without mortar. Also, dry wall …   Australian English dictionary

  • dry-stone wall — noun (C) a wall built with pieces of stone that fit closely together and no cement …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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